Dog sledding in Tromso – Hurtigruten land excursion

Dog sledding Tromso area. Photo by Baard Loeken,

Dog sledding

Dog sledding in Tromso is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

The tour begins with a drive to the island of Kvaloya where you change clothes and footwear, before hopping aboard the sledges and letting the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape; enjoying stunning views of the ocean, mountains and open plateaus. During the polar night, the only light you’ll see will come from your headlamps, the uniquely Nordic starry sky, and if you’re lucky enough, the magical Northern Lights.

Afterwards you are invited into a Sami lavvo (tent) with an open fire and a hot drink. During this trip you will also experience a working day at the Wilderness Centre, where you can learn more about dog sledding and the dogs themselves. Join this miniature polar expedition!

Practical info:

Duration: 3 hours 30 min
Included: Coffee/tea and cake
Transportation: Bus and dog sledge
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Special clothing is provided.
Please note: There is no guide on the bus. The excursion is subject to weather/snow conditions.
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.

Available: November 5- May 4
Land excursion #5B

Dog sledding Tromsø 2014 from Hurtigruten ASA on Vimeo.

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:
Northern Lights Adventure cruise, 7 nights (included in the tour)
Northern Lights Christmas cruise, 8 nights (included in the tour)

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